Ladies AOH of Monroe County, NY

1st place winners of the 2017 & 2018 TOPS Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade

Best Non-Commercial Unit Award!!

2010 Parade

Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month

6:30 pm at Johnny's Pub & Grill

1382 Culver Road - Rochester, NY 14609

A Sisterhood of Irish-American, Catholic Women, The Ladies Ancient
Order of Hibernians is a National organization officially recognized in
Omaha, Nebraska in 1894 as the "Daughters of Erin." Today, the LAOH
has changed in many ways but still holds true to its MOTTO of
"Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. We are pledged to God and
Country. The primary purpose of the Ladies was to protect young
immigrant Irish girls coming to the United States, to assist them in securing
employment, to give them the opportunity to be with their own kind, and to
 keep them from becoming homesick and discouraged.

In 1906, the name was changed to
"Ladies Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians".

In 1984, the Ladies voted to change their name to
"The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians."

The Preamble of our Constitution states that the intent and purpose of the
Ladies is to promote Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity among its
members; assisting the people of Ireland to establish an Irish Republic
which shall include the 32 counties of Ireland, aiding the aged, sick, blind
and infirm members and for the legitimate expense of the Ladies, including
Missions work  and Catholic Action. Our Patron Saint is Saint Brigid of

Members are expected to attend meetings and be active in their Divisions;
and to support and participate in their County, State, and National Board's
activities.  Members are involved in a wide variety of activities and events.
St. Brigid is our patron Saint, our Divisions celebrate this day with Masses,
luncheons, dinners, charity service in her honor.

Our Divisions are involved in numerous charity activities including food
banks, clothing drives, visiting the elderly in nursing homes and hospitals,
assisting our religious orders, raising money for worthy causes. Our
Organization holds a National Irish Writing Contest for Junior and High
School students each year. Our members participate in parades including
the world's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade on Fifth Ave in Manhattan.
Part of our mission is to promote our Irish culture, we do this by displaying
exhibits and lecturing on Irish history, and supporting groups who are
working toward preserving our rich history.

We are not a political organization, we do not endorse candidates. However
our members are involved in the legislator process. Our members and our
Organization as a whole support legislation that supports issues related to
peace in Ireland, freedom for all the Irish people, and our beliefs as

For a membership application click HERE

Visit our NEW photo gallery, pictures from years past...

Click HERE to view


Monroe County Divisions 1 & 4

2020 Division 1 & 4 Officers

President : Gayle Shalvoy

Vice President : Theresa Gangema

Secretary : Kelly O'Brien

Financial Secretary : Sandy Foley

Treasurer : Eileen Fee

Sentinel : Kathy Veltz

Irish History : Peg Finucane

Catholic Action : Anne Brennan

Missions and Charities : Patty Flanigan

Mistress at Arms : Gayle Shalvoy

Past President : Deirdre Hickey

2020 Meeting Schedule

January 28, 2020
February 25, 2020
March 24, 2020
April 28, 2020
May 26, 2020
June 23, 2020
July 28, 2020
August 25, 2020
September 22, 2020
October 27, 2020
November 24, 2020
December 2020 Christmas Brunch - TBA

All meetings are held at Johnny's Pub and Grill at 6:30 pm

LAOH Links

LAOH National
LAOH National

AOH National
AOH National

AOH Rochester
AOH Division 7, Rochester, NY

Diocese of Rochester
Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, NY

Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade
Tops Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade

Colonel Patrick O'Rorke Memorial Society
Colonel Patrick O'Rorke Memorial Society

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